Challenging Candidates to Think about Health Care Differently
Presidential candidates are busy communicating their vision for the country. There’s no doubt this needs to include a vision for how to tackle the number one cause of death, disability, and rising health care costs – chronic, non-communicable disease. That’s why the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease is on the ground across the country, talking to the candidates, and asking them their plan to address this growing threat to both our quality of life and our economy.
Treating patients with chronic disease accounts for more than 86 percent of the $3 trillion we spend in health care each year. Chronic diseases such as asthma, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease affect the quality of life for 133 million Americans and are responsible for seven out of every ten deaths in the United States – killing more than 1.7 million Americans each year.
PFCD volunteers are educating both candidates and local communities about these glaring statistics.
Learn more about PFCD and how you can get involved here and join the conversation on social media using #fight4health.